Hehe, sorry everyone. I should have included a warning to make sure you hadn't eaten before looking at those. My mouth was hanging open through all 4 folders. I actually looked at all of them because I'm like "No, no way can they ALL be this bad..."
Last edited by jumpingpercheron; Jul. 7, 2008 at 05:48 PM.
Wow, um... can you imagine how scared that judge must have been? Also, can you imagine the difficult task which lays ahead for the new instructor at that barn, assuming they actually have a clue? I highly doubt those girls are going to like being told to come back to the basics for awhile before they can jump again.
Poor horses! I loved that paint pony. These are actually great examples of how serious equitation flaws can make it impossible for a horse to do their job safely and properly.
Gentleman J - "Junior" - My been-there, done-that jumper
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My horse is a jumping machine and very forgiving of my mistakes, but I'm pretty sure he would have decided NO MORE JUMPING - UR DOIN IT WRONG! a lot sooner than these saintly horses.
And my mare would've decided not to jump after the first jump with me laying on her neck and pulling on her mouth. Wait, no, she wouldn't have jumped at all- she would have stopped and then stood there and laughed at me while I picked myself up from the ground.
"The more I see, the less I know, the more I like to let it go." -Red Hot Chili Peppers
Now I'm not perfect but OMG!!! I feel for those horses they look like really nice well cared for horses but needs some serious help in the riding department. Can't blame it on the kids though they do as they are taught Which in this case is very sad.
Horses aren't our whole life, but makes our life whole
And of course, lots of strong bits on the horses and spurs on the riders. Horse won't go around a course because you're flinging himself between his ears and hauling like heck on his mouth? KICK ON!!!!
That was awfull! Those horses are beyond saints!!
I agree that those people should not be jumping that height, probably not jumping at all but don`t blame them completly, blame their trainer! He/She should never be allowed to train and I would hate to see what they ride like!! And I`m betting the reason that they stayed is the majority of them had no idea it was so wrong and they were keeping themselves on by their horses mouths!
So sad. That little pinto pony is adorable too... what a shame. The only thing that keeps my blood from completely boiling over is that the horses are in decent shape... good weight, clean, and most of the tack looks decently fitted. Now, if only the trainer could be kicked off the planet, they'd have a chance...
I don't think I've ever seen anything like that...
I can't imagine the poor shell shocked photographer... how did they manage to keep taking those shots all day. Like being a war correspondent or something.
I don't know what time it is in Hawaii, but it's late here, and now I'm gonna have nightmares...
Seems like most of the riders are hugely overfaced. Can't really blame them though, they are listening to advice from their trainer.
At least all the horses are look fat and (reasonably) happy which is nice to see.
The lady on the gray in folder 3 cracks me up. She looks like she's having an absolute blast, got to admire the gusto somehow...
Dear Idiot Employer...
You are obviously stupid for hiring the the "trainer" for these poor unfortunate "riders". OP, why were you there anyway?? What do you plan to do to to improve this complete and total lack of ANYTHING????
I'm a judge and I would have dismissed the entire group after the first catastrophy!!!